Giving to the Philippines
How to Donate
Tips are provided by CharityNavigator.org, an independent nonprofit organization that evaluates more than 5,400 American charity groups.
- Send Cash, Not Supplies. Cash allows relief experts to buy exactly what is needed without wasting other precious resources such as transportation, staff time or warehouse space. Instead of boxing up and sending old clothing, have a garage sale and turn your used goods into cash and donate that to a charity.
- Avoid Newly-Formed Charities. Find a charity with a proven track record of success in providing disaster relief. Thoroughly research it.
- Designate Your Investment. Specify that you want your donation only used to respond to this particular crisis.
- Be Careful of Email Solicitations. Delete unsolicited emails with attachments. They are probably viruses.
- Avoid Telemarketers. As always, hang up the phone, do your homework and give directly to a charity. Charity
solicitations that seem suspicious can be reported to the National Center for Disaster Fraud; complaints can also be filed with the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
For groups who prefer to send donations in kind, especially medicines, please be reminded of existing customs regulations on the entry of such goods in the Philippines. As of this update, the DSWD has not lifted its prohibition of donations of used clothing. Donations in kind may be sent to:
DSWD National Resource Operations Center
Chapel Road, Pasay City
Telephone Number (+63) 918-930-2356
These organizations are providing aid to the Philippines:
- World Food Program WFP has allocated an immediate $2 million for Haiyan relief, with a greater appeal pending as needs become apparent. The UN organization is sending 40 metric tons of fortified biscuits in the immediate aftermath, as well as working with the government to restore emergency telecommunications in the area. Americans can text the word AID to 27722 to donate $10 or give online. Learn more here.
- Red Cross Emergency responders and volunteers throughout the Philippines are providing meals and relief items. Already, thousands of hot meals have been provided to survivors. Red Cross volunteers and staff also helped deliver preliminary emergency warnings and safety tips. Give by donating online or mailing a check to your local American Red Cross chapter. Learn more here.
- The Philippine Red Cross has mobilized its 100 local outposts to help with relief efforts. Learn more here.
- AmeriCares The relief organization is sending medical aid for 20,000 survivors, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers. AmeriCares is also giving funds to local organizations to purchase supplies. Learn more here.
- World Vision The organization is providing food, water and hygiene kits at the evacuation centers. World Vision was also still actively responding to last month's earthquake in Bohol. Learn more here.
- ShelterBox ShelterBox provides families with a survival kit that includes a tent and other essential items while they are displaced or homeless. Learn more here.
- UNICEF Anticipating that children will likely be among the worst affected by the typhoon, UNICEF is working on getting essential medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families in the area. Learn more here.
- Salvation Army 100 percent of all disaster donations will be used for relief efforts and "to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors." Text TYPHOON to 80888 to Donate $10 or give online. Learn more here.
- Save The Children The organization has sent relief kits for children and families, including household cleaning items, temporary school tents and learning materials. Learn more here.
- Doctors Without Borders The organization is sending 200 tons of medical and relief items, including vaccines, tents and hygiene kits. Learn more here.
- Operation USA The Los Angeles-based nonprofit is sending much-needed water purification supplies to victims and seeking corporate partners to help with delivery. Donate $10 by texting AID to 50555 or give online. Learn more here.
- National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCONUSA) The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) is appealing for increased donations for its Bayanihan Relief and Rehabilitation Campaign to assist communities in the Philippines affected by super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name "Haiyan"). On November 8th, one of the strongest typhoons in recent history pounded over provinces in the central part of the Philippines resulting in massive devastation of crops and homes and loss of electricity and communication lines. Around 10 million people who live in the central Philippine islands were most at risk of a direct hit of the super typhoon. Yolanda also lashed communities in Cebu and Bohol, two cities that have yet to recover from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake last month.
Disaster Relief Contact Details
The following organizations have also initiated their activities for Typhoon Yolanda Disaster Relief. Their contact details are shown below:
Red CrossDisaster Partnerships Manager
Emergency and Disaster Response
+American Red Cross
Los Angeles Region
11355 Ohio Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-2672 (Office)
(310) 445-9961 (Fax)
(310) 592-0347 (Mobile)
855-891-7325 (After Hours)
Philippine Disaster Relief Organization (PeDRO)Our Non-Profit, 501 (C) 3 charity organization, widely known in the community asPeDRO, Philippine Disaster Relief Organization was prompted to launch an emergency fundraising effort to assist the people that were affected by this disastrous event. Weâ€™ve instituted the means to handle your tax-deductible donations through our charity website at www.goPeDRO.ORG. Please login and click DONATE to submit your maximum contributions. You can also mail your donations to:
P.O. Box 18521
Encino, California 91416
Proceeds will benefit victims and their families.
Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI)-drop-off donationsFASGI
135 No. Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tel. No. (213)-487-9804 ext 203
Tel. No. (213)483-9804 ext 205
United Nations World Food ProgramThis organization says it has allocated $2 million for the disaster response, and officials joined an assessment mission to survey damage in Leyte and Samar Provinces. WFP says it will send more than 40 tons of high-energy biscuits and work with the Philippine government to help with logistics and emergency communication systems. It asks for donations at wfpusa.org or by texting the word AID to 27722 to donate $10.
UNICEFThe United Nations Children's Fund says its staff in the Philippines is being repositioned to help in relief efforts, and 66 tons of emergency supplies are being sent from Copenhagen, Denmark. An airlift set to arrive Tuesday will include water purification systems, storage equipment, and sanitation supplies. Donations can be made to UNICEF at unicef.org/support.
Mercy CorpsThis organization says it has launched emergency response efforts to provide food, water, shelter, and other basic supplies to typhoon survivors. To contribute, go to mercycorps.org/typhoon or call (800) 292-3355.
AmeriCaresThis group is preparing to deploy an emergency response team to the Philippines. To donate, go to americares.org or call (800) 486-4357.
ABS-CBN Foundation International's Sagip Kapamilya for Typhoon Yolanda Emergency Relief1. Send a check
Send a check payable to ABS CBN Foundation International. Write "Typhoon Yolanda" on the memo section of the check and mail to:
ABS CBN Foundation International
150 Shoreline Dr
Redwood City CA 94065
2. Direct Deposit
Please deposit your donation to:
Wells Fargo Bank, Redwood City Branch
Account Name: ABS CBN Foundation International
Routing Number 121042882
Account Number 5129562574
3. Donate online through PayPal, credit card or debit card.
Visit www.abscbnfoundation.org, click on donate button.
4. Call our toll-free US customer service number for more information or to process your donations:
1(800)527-2820 (You can call this number from whatever region you are in: North America, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Australia, etc)
For in kind donations, please send directly to:
Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse
#13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City
LINKAPIL-call for donationsThe Commission on Filipinos Overseas, through the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) Program is now accepting cash and/or material donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Donations may be sent via wire transfer, Visa credit card payments or through bank deposit to the following account:
Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Development Bank of the Philippines
Dollar Account: 0405 027 536 531
Peso Account: 0405 027 536 080
Philippine-American Charity FoundationA 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity organization registered in the State of Nevada.
Make checks payable to:
Memo: Typhoon and earthquake victims
Send to: Philippine American Charity Foundation
10705 Back Plains Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89134
Catholic Relief ServicesThis organization is accepting donations on its website, emergencies.crs.org, as it begins moving supplies and staff to respond to the typhoon.
American Jewish Joint Distribution CommitteeThis organization has begun collecting donations for relief efforts. To contribute, go to jdc.org or call (212) 687-6200.